I've been so appreciative of my church lately. When we joined about 3 years ago I can say I didn't feel as if I fit in or was completely accepted. Don't start panicking (those who attend Cornerstone) it wasn't you, I know it was me. I was hurt a lot in the past and I needed to heal so I held myself back. I didn't want to make the bond with people. I put up a wall.
Why did hubby and I chose this church. We chose it because of the solid bible preaching. Our former church was not preaching the bible at the time so there was a very large number of people who left the church and yes many settled at Cornerstone. I fell very strongly we would have settled at Cornerstone even if others did not.
It is hard to see things and growth in oneself. So something I noticed early on was the rapid growth in my hubby. Things like taking notes during messages, attending Sunday School and talking about it, reading his bible daily and bond with other men in the church.
Last night we had our last softball game and as I looked at how packed the stands were and how many friends I made, it hit me like a brick or should I say bricks. My wall had crumbled and I didn't realise it. I have made so many friends. People I can trust to be honest with me in a loving way. People who will lift me up in prayer. People who don't care about the odd things I sometimes say. People who give hugs even when I don't realize I need one. ( I must say Cornerstone is a very huggy church. Our last church only had one lady who was a hugger.)
I've also grown spiritually and in knowledge of the bible. It is amazing how much one can learn from just one word like "Our".
I would like to post a you tube link to a baptism service that we had recently.
So my question to you would be Why did you chose the church you attend?